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March 24th, 2009
09:00 AM ET

Gibbs: Plan to move forward

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs previews President Obama's prime time news conference.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs previews President Obama's prime time news conference.

With some lawmakers calling for him to go, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be back on Capitol Hill this morning asking for even more power to deal with the financial crisis.

Is this something you should be worried about?

It's certain to come up during the President's prime time news conference tonight.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joined us live from the White House Briefing Room to discuss the plan.


Filed under: Economy • Politics
March 24th, 2009
08:30 AM ET

Leno Spoofs American Morning

Tonight Show host Jay Leno spoofs the anchors of CNN's American Morning.
Tonight Show host Jay Leno spoofs the anchors of CNN's American Morning.

Couch, desk, microphone. 

The formula for the successful late night set hasn't changed since the early days of TV, but Jay Leno was a little intrigued with our new layout.

Check this out

Filed under: American Morning • Pop Culture
March 24th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Grilling Geithner

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The hottest seat in America may well be the one directly in front of any Congressional committee investigating the failures at AIG and other banks.

The man who has landed in that seat more times recently than anyone else is the President's Treasury Secretary. Seven times Secretary Timothy Geithner has been forced to testify before congressional committees ranging from The Senate Budget Committee to the House Ways and Means panel.

On Tuesday Geithner makes his eighth Congressional appearance. This time it's in front of the House Financial Services Committee.

Congressional committees are supposed to call in witnesses to gather information for legislation or investigate possible incompetence or wrongdoing. But these aren't always the only reasons.


Filed under: Economy • Politics
March 24th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Fast Forward

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The stories that will be making news later today.

New ash-fall warnings are in effect today for parts of southern Alaska after the Mount Redoubt volcano erupted for a 6th time yesterday sending a burst of ash nearly 60 thousand feet high. Residents are being told to seal windows and doors and protect water supplies.

At 2 pm Eastern – the battle on the border comes to Washington. A House Appropriations Subcommittee will hear from government agents about America's efforts to keep Mexico's bloody war against drug cartels from slipping into the U.S.

At 9:40 Eastern – this morning President Obama will make a really long distance call to congratulate the shuttle "Discovery" crew and astronauts at the International Space Station on their current mission. The President will make the call with Congressional leaders and middle school students from the Washington area.

Filed under: Fast Forward
March 24th, 2009
06:10 AM ET

What's on Tap – Tuesday March 24, 2009

A 500-point bounce on Wall Street!  Investors seemed to like the President's re-tooled financial rescue. Do you?

Here are the big stories we’re following for you today:

  • This morning the best political team is here to preview the president’s prime time news conference.  What does he need to do to sell his budget and economic plan to the American people and lawmakers who say it could bankrupt our county? Plus – a "prebuttal" from the Congressman who's called for the Treasury Secretary's resignation.

We want to know what you would ask the president.   Call in with your questions or just a piece of your mind at 1-877-MYAMFIX, or find us on Twitter.

  • The housing crisis hits God's house – A Washington megachurch is now renting space to worship, after funding dried up for a new 3,000 seat home.
  • No job, no problem – some big companies showing they feel your pain. First Hyndai offers a money-back guarantee to people who’ve lose their incomes. Now details of JetBlue's lifeline for the jobless.
  • The Bad Decision Blocker – Do you have an iPhone? Are you a chronic drunk-dialer.  We found an “app” that could save you, from yourself…..eliminating the virtual "walk of shame."  See you then.

Filed under: What's On Tap
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